THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 90
JANUARY 20, 2023
– We have officially COMPLETED our survey with fans of the band regarding whether or not we should consider creating a “membership only” section of our upcoming new website that will feature extra content and exclusive material. We’ll be going over the data and let you know.
– Speaking of our new website, it is still under construction at elmtreason.com but in the meantime we have posted all of our official music videos there to date as a kind of place marker, so if you’re inclined, hop on over and check ’em out. There is also a discount code there should you decide to pick up anything from our online store.
– We’ll be launching one last “FREE CD” campaign for our fourth studio album “The Voice of Treason” in the hope of collecting some new fans before prepping for the upcoming release of “Without a Tribe.” If you happen to see one of these ads anywhere online – and you already have the album and dig it – please comment and share. It would mean the world to us. Let’s expand the TREASON family together!
– Membership in The Uptown Q Facebook Group is now up to 269. THANK YOU!
– David Crosby died at age 81. Truly a legend.
– Van Conner, co-founding bassist of the alternative rock band Screaming Trees died at age 55.
– Dolly Parton has confirmed that Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Cher and John Fogerty will appear on her upcoming rock album. She has already said Steve Perry and Steven Tyler will be on the record.
– Poison singer Bret Michaels has a new solo single called “Back in the Day.” He calls it a “modern-day throwback to a feel-good road trip anthem.”
– Bruce Gowers, director of Queen’s iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” video, died at the age of 82.
– Kenny Loggins has announced his final concert tour, which will launch March 10th in Sarasota, FL.
– Robbie Bachman, founding drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, died at age 69.
Your Input: That DISTINCTIVE VOICE!
Greetings Treasonites! THE COMMENTS SECTION is all yours!
A fun one this week … and let’s pretend you can ONLY CHOOSE ONE.
Someone asks you… “Who has the MOST DISTINCTIVE VOICE in all of rock and roll?”
Birthdays This Past Week
Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…
Last Friday, country singer Trace Adkins turned 61.
Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor had birthday number 74 on Tuesday.
Geoff Tate, lead singer for Queensryche, had his 64th birthday last Saturday.
Suggs (born Graham McPherson) – singer-songwriter, lead-singer for MADNESS, radio personality and actor – celebrated his 62nd birthday last Friday.
Singer Sade had her 64th birthday on Monday.
Happy 67th birthday to singer-songwriter Paul Young. (Tuesday)
Country singer Ronnie Milsap turned 80 on Monday.
Turning 52 on Tuesday was Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock.
KoRn frontman Jonathan Davis was 52 on Wednesday.
Celebrating his 67th birthday on Wednesady was Tom Bailey, lead vocalist for Thompson Twins.
Singer Bobby Goldsboro was 82 on Wednesday.
Great Beards of Music
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons
Groovy Noodles Extra: From the Pen of Andy Roman
Andy picks up the quill this week for another Elm Treason deep dive..
This time, he tackles some of the growing myths that have attached themselves to the band over the past couple of years.
Misconceptions, fallacies, delusions, mistakes all be damned! Time to set the record straight, Romanesque style.
Check it out —> HERE <—-
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
The earliest known picture of Elm Treason playing together – February, 2013.
ORANGE TWEEZERS CASTING A SHADOW ON LINDA LAVIN… JUST BECAUSE
1 YEAR AGO THIS PAST WEEK
“Baby Shark” becomes the first video to reach 10 billion views on YouTube.
23 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Garth Brooks is named the 1990s’ Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards, having sold more than 95 million albums, more than any other American recording artist.
27 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Jamaican police mistake Jimmy Buffett for a drug smuggler and shoot at his seaplane (the Hemisphere Dancer) after it lands in the water. Bono of U2 is on board with his family, along with Island Records head Chris Blackwell.
31 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Eric Clapton records Eric Clapton Unplugged for MTV. The album wins six Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year.
32 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Three teenagers are killed at an AC/DC concert at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah when they are crushed in the crowd.
37 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Ozzy Osbourne is taken to court by the parents of John McCollum, a depressed teenager who shot himself while listening to Ozzy’s song “Suicide Solution.” The parents claim that their son was driven to suicide by Ozzy’s song. The court later throws the case out.
44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
The YMCA files a lawsuit against Village People for their hit single “Y.M.C.A.,” claiming the song is defaming to the organization. The suit is not only dropped, but the Y.M.C.A. adopts the song as their nonofficial commercial jingle after seeing the huge popularity boost the group brings them
49 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
With ’50s nostalgia trending, Happy Days premieres on ABC TV in the US with “Rock Around The Clock” as its theme song.
50 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Elvis Presley’s “Aloha From Hawaii” special is the first concert featuring just one performer to be broadcast live via satellite.
These Kids Today…
Beyond a Shadow of a Cat
It’s Where We Love to Be
One Angry Cat
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